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College of Arts & Sciences
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment


Geophysical Exploration Laboratory

CAMELIA CRISTINA KNAPP (formerly Diaconescu)

 Curriculum Vitae

 

Professor
Geophysical Exploration Laboratory  
School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment
University of South Carolina
EWSC, Room 206, 701 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Office: (803_777-8491
Lab: (803) 777-3272

Director
Earth Sciences and Resources Institute 
University of South Carolina
1212 Greene Street, Sumwalt College, Rm 333
Columbia, SC 29208
Office: (803) 777-9347
Fax: (803) 777-0381
camelia@geol.sc.edu

 

 

 

 


 


EDUCATION:


RESEARCH:

Application of active source seismology to the structure, composition, and physical properties of the Earth's crust and upper mantle; seismic wave propagation and imaging; petroleum exploration; environmental geophysics; CO2 sequestration (CCS); hydrogeophysics; physical properties of petroleum related marine gas hydrates; Geographic Information Systems.


RESEARCH PROJECTS:


TEACHING:

        Fundamentals of Geophysics I: Seismology, Gravity, & Geomagnetism (GEOL 505x) 
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        Applied Seismology/ Exploration Seismology
 (GEOL 554/765) 
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        Introduction to the Earth (GEOL 101) 
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        Regional Tectonics of the Carpathians (GEOL 735 w/ Jim Knapp)
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        Advanced Seismology (GEOL 766)
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        Environmental Geophysics (GEOL 548)
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       Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Geological Sciences (GEOL 551x) 
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EXPERIENCE:

05/13 – present       Director, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina.

01/13 – present       Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina.

08/09 - 12/12          Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina.

01/03 - 08/09          Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina.

06/00 - 12/02          Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina.

08/96 - 05/00          Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant, Geophysics, Department of Geological Sciences, Cornell University.

06/98 - 09/98          Geophysicist, Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc., USA.

08/95 - 06/96          Visiting Scientist (Fulbright), Cornell University.

07/90 – 05/00          Research Scientist, National Institute for Earth Physics, Romania.

09/88 - 07/90          Exploration Geophysicist, Prospectiuni. S.A., Bucharest, Romania


AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
         
         Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor, 2013
         USC Rising Star, 2011 
         SEG Foundation Scholarship: 1999-2000 (sponsor - Landmark Graphics Corp.)
         BP Amoco Caspian fellowship (Cornell Geological Department) – fall 1998 
         Fulbright scholarship: 08/95-06/96


SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP: 

        Carolina Geological Society – member since 2001
        American Association of Petroleum Geologists - member since 1999
        Society of Exploration Geophysicists - member since 1999  
        Cornell Geophysical Society (affiliated to SEG) - president 1997-2000 
        Geological Society of America - member since 1996 
        American Geophysical Union – member since 1997 
        Romanian Geophysical Society – member since 1994 
        Romanian Engineer Association - member since 1994 


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CONTACT INFO

Geophysical Exploration Laboratory
School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment 
University of South Carolina 
701 Sumter St. 
Columbia, SC 29208, USA 
Tel: (803)777-8491